Porsche 928: Getting The Used Car

A car that was originally designed to replace the flagship Porsche 911, the Porsche 928 is basically a sports GT car. The manufacturer company marketed the car for nearly two decades during 1978-1995 with some amount of success.

928 Features

Some of the major features of the Porsche 928 were as follows.

- It has the power as well as glamour of top class sports cars.

- Additionally it offered excellent refinement as well as comforts for the users.

- In terms of equipments it could compare with the luxury Sedan.

The Logic

Logic behind production of Porsche 928 was that this car could suitably substitute the more compact albeit cumbersome Porsche 911. Though it was supposed to be the icon car of the company, the 911 was not as popular as the Porsche 356. Manufacturer Company assumed that the lighter and more fancied 928 could fill out the void successfully.

Unique Features

One of the unique features of Porsche 928 was that it was a front engine model. In fact, the company has marketed only six during its 64 years of existence till date. 928 was one of the four coupes that the Company produced with front-engine. However the distinctive feature in 928 was the V8 engine that was front mounted. Last but not the least; it was also the first model with V8 engine that was taken up for mass production.

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Technical Characteristics of Porsche 928

Technical Characteristics of 1991 Porsche 928 GTS Automatic produced by Porsche (DE).

Body Type Fixed-head coupe 2 doors / 2 seats
Weight 1640 Kg
Length 4447 mm
Height 1282 mm
Wheelbase 2500 mm
Front Track 1552 mm
Rear Track 1545 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 86 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels Rear wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion VPAS
Fuel Supply System Bo LH-Jet fuel inj.
Max Power 349HP (257 kW) @ 5700 rpm
Max Torque 500Nm @ 4250 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 5397 cc
Bore 100 mm
Stroke 85 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 8 IN V
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 32
Compression Ratio 10.4:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes VeDi-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 7.5J x 17 / 9J x 17
Standard Tyres 225/45 ZR 17 / 255/40 ZR 17
Suspension Front I.DW.CS.ARB.
Suspension Rear I.UTrLi.LSTA.WeissA.ARB.
Transmission automatic
Number of gears 4
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 5.9 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 15.8 l/100km
Road 8.11 l/100km
Mixt 9.4 l/100km